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  Maciek Sykut
Maciek Sykut

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marathon, Fla.

High School:
Marathon

Height:
6-2

Birthdate:
06/21/1986


Junior Year: A stalwart at the No. 4 position, Maciek Sykut continues to move up Florida State's all-time wins list. With another 20 win season in singles and 15 win season in doubles, "Magic" as his teammates call him has proven he is one of the most versatile Seminoles. Sykut has also shown a flare for the dramatic by playing nine three-set matches in 2008 and holding an 8-1 record in the third and deciding set.

Career Highlights

  • Has compiled 113 career singles and doubles victories entering into the 2008 Fall season.
  • Competed in the NCAA tournament in both singles and doubles in all three season at Florida State.
  • Enters the fall with a preseason singles ranking of 119th.
  • Clinched the match against ACC foe Virginia Tech with a dramatic three-set victory against Yoann Re.
  • Began the 2007 Fall season with a No. 26 doubles ranking with partner Sam Chang.
  • Won the 2005 Southern Intercollegiate flight two doubles championship with partner Drew Bailey.
  • During the summer of 2006 represented the United States on the USTA Pro Circuit.
  • Began his collegiate career ranked No. 114 in the country.

High School and Other Accomplishments: Clinched the 2004 1A title at Marathon (Fla.) High School...Advanced to the doubles championship of the 1A Florida State Championship during his senior season (2005) with doubles partner Marek Czerwinski...In 2005, ranked No. 4 in the boys 18 and under division...In March of 2005 placed third in singles at the Spring National Championships...He and partner Marek Czerwinski were doubles finalists at the same tournament...Won the singles and doubles title at the National Open in Feb. 2005...He and Czerwinski advanced to the quarterfinals of the Orange Bowl in Dec. 2004...Sykut, ranked No. 1 in the nation for the boys 16 and under division, is actually familiar with a current member of the FSU men's team, sophomore Sam Chang ...The two met in the overall finals of the 1A singles championships, but Chang had to default from the tournament...Sykut beat Kurt Zaske of St. John Neumann to win the individual singles title...He also teamed up with Marek Czerwinski to take the overall doubles title and the individual doubles crown...Since 1999, Sykut has played in 42 tournaments worldwide, with a number of singles and doubles championships...Most recently he played in the US Junior International Hard Court Championships after advancing to the finals of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) stop in Jamaica...During doubles action in Jamaica, he teamed up with Czerwinksi to win the tournament...He started the year by advancing to the second round of the Australian Open Junior Championships where he lost to world number one Gale Monfils...During 2003, Sykut had his best full season to date, moving up to No. 103 in the ITF rankings...He won four-straight tournaments during the 2003 campaign with titles at the Costa Rican Bowl, Copa Cariari, Bank of Bermuda and Bahamas International tournaments...All told he has reached the semifinals of 24 events since December of 1999 with ten victories.

Personal: Maciek Sykut (first name is pronounced MAGIC)... born June 21, 1986... started playing tennis at age 8... majoring in economics.

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